“It is important we continue to talk about VAW!” - Salma Hayek

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

At the board meeting of the Kering Foundation
At the board meeting of the Kering Foundation

Here is a video message by Salma Hayek on today’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women!

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Bravo, Gambia!

Journalists declare media war against FGM

Group Picture of Participants at Media Advocacy on UN Ban on FGM
Group Picture of Participants at Media Advocacy on UN Ban on FGM

One of our main demands will now be fulfilled in Gambia:

Journalists from various media houses across Gambia have declared war against FGM using their respective medium.

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Yeakeni from Sierra Leone

„Thank you to my sponsor in Europe“

Yeakeni Koroma from Newton
Yeakeni Koroma from Newton

“I am eleven years old and I am in the the fifth class of the St. Francis Primary School in Newton”, says Yeakeni timidly.

She adds: “Thank you very much, my sponsor in Europe.”

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"Becoming a women"

From the true story of Waris Dirie’s life

desert flower
desert flower

The next thing I felt was my flesh, my genitals, being cut away. I heard the sound of the dull blade sawing back and forth through my skin. When I think back, I honestly can’t believe that this happened to me. I feel as if I were talking about somebody else. There’s no way in the world I can explain what it feels like.

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FGM is a crime

Australia’s first prosecution of an FGM case ends in guilty verdict

FGM is a crime
FGM is a crime

The supreme court of NSW in Sydney has come to a decision.

The mother of two girls, now aged 10 and 12, and a nurse were both found guilty of carrying out FGM on each sister.

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